[USC03] 14 USC 2904: Education and training opportunities for Coast Guard spouses
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14 USC 2904: Education and training opportunities for Coast Guard spouses Text contains those laws in effect on February 18, 2019
From Title 14-COAST GUARDSUBTITLE II-PERSONNELCHAPTER 29-COAST GUARD FAMILY SUPPORT, CHILD CARE, AND HOUSINGSUBCHAPTER I-COAST GUARD FAMILIES

§2904. Education and training opportunities for Coast Guard spouses

(a) Tuition Assistance.-The Commandant may provide, subject to the availability of appropriations, tuition assistance to an eligible spouse to facilitate the acquisition of-

(1) education and training required for a degree or credential at an accredited college, university, or technical school in the United States that expands employment and portable career opportunities for the spouse; or

(2) education prerequisites and a professional license or credential required, by a government or government-sanctioned licensing body, for an occupation that expands employment and portable career opportunities for the spouse.


(b) Definitions.-In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) Eligible spouse.-

(A) In general.-The term "eligible spouse" means the spouse of a member of the Coast Guard who is serving on active duty and includes a spouse who receives transitional compensation under section 1059 of title 10.

(B) Exclusion.-The term "eligible spouse" does not include a person who-

(i) is married to, but legally separated from, a member of the Coast Guard under a court order or statute of any State or territorial possession of the United States; or

(ii) is eligible for tuition assistance as a member of the Armed Forces.


(2) Portable career.-The term "portable career" includes an occupation that requires education, training, or both that results in a credential that is recognized by an industry, profession, or specific type of business.

(Added Pub. L. 113–281, title II, §214(a), Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 3030 , §542; renumbered §2904, Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §117(b), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4230 .)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 2904 was renumbered section 5104 of this title.

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–282 renumbered section 542 of this title as this section.